Seek Helpers: Blue States Prepare to Fulfill Women’s Abortion Needs in Hellish Scenarios of Post-Egg Red State

Don’t you hate it when you have to agree with Ted Cruz?

Here’s the dirtiest senator in Texas mansplaining that nothing will change for the left like me after that of Judge Samuel Alito disgusting opinion leaked it becomes the law of the country. And in a way he is right.

Nothing will change for me because I live in a blue state where the right to abortion will be protected. I’m old too, and anyway women with money will always be able to have an abortion when we need it. But unlike those harsh GOP psychopaths, I actually care about other people’s lives. And for women living in the red states, things are going to get much, much worse.

Ever since Judge Alito’s vile opinion leaked last week, lawmakers in the red state have settled down to propose bills to criminalize birth controllock up women like that he cannot leave the state access abortion care and increasingly meddle in Americans’ most private health decisions.

It really sucks. And while the current phrase is “Abortion will not be illegal, we’re just sending it back to the states” – when it was the rights of the states never the rallying cry for anti-abortion fanatics? – Mitch McConnell already is rallying the troops for the next front in the culture war, a national ban on abortion approved by Congress.

“It’s possible. It would depend on where the votes were,” he said, leaving no doubt about that if it can, it will.

But as Mr. Rogers says, when everything falls apart, you have to look for helpers. (Well, more or less.) And today the aides are in New York, California and Maryland, where lawmakers and health professionals are currently taking a step forward for women who will not be able to meet their medical needs. in their home states.

Today in New York, Attorney General Letitia James, Democratic State Senator Cordell Cleare, and Democratic Assemblyman Jessica González-Rojas announced that will support a invoice to establish a reproductive freedom and equity program to fund abortion assistance for both New Yorkers and people outside the state who cannot access home care.

“We know what happens when women aren’t able to control their bodies and make their own choices and we’re not going back to those dark times,” James said at a news conference this morning, adding that “It doesn’t matter what happens in the weeks to come, New York will always fight to protect our right to make decisions about our bodies and expand access to these life-saving and critical care. ”

The bill would allow New Yorkers to contribute to the fund for their tax returns and support childcare and travel costs for abortion seekers, which will be substantial. MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist recently divorced from Jeff Bezos donated $ 275 million to planned parenting. As my nurse-midwife told me, Planned Parenthood will now become a travel agency, arranging the switch for women to access safe medical care in blue states when their state governments are increasingly fumbling to find a way to go back to the dark ages.

To that end, the Maryland legislature has now overturned the veto of GOP Governor Larry Hogan pass a law allowing nurses to perform abortions starting July 1st. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood is training nurses to perform tele-health consultations to prescribe abortion drugs to patients across state borders.

In California, where lawmakers predicted this would come in January and have proposed 13 bills to make the state a “sanctuary or refuge for people seeking abortions and reproductive health care,” lawmakers are accelerating plans to law to get them passed by mid-summer pending a flood of out-of-state patients seeking assistance.

“We really need to strengthen our access here to make sure we have enough suppliers to perform these services,” said Congresswoman Cristina Garcia, chair of the women’s committee of that legislature. ABCquoting the discovery of the Guttmacher Institute that the end of roe deer the number of women whose closest supplier would be in California would increase from 46,000 to 1.4 million.

So maybe Ted Cruz is wrong, after all, because, even if my life won’t change, I’m going to have to dig a little deeper to put my money where my mouth is and increase donations to Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Funds Network to ensure that Americans who are not me get the care they need. Because unlike Ted Cruz and his Republican brothers, I care about people who aren’t me. And if you’re reading this, I bet you are too.

Do not stop. pugnacious


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